In a brand new interview with Sony’s Mark Cerny, the man who designed the hardware and functionality of the PS4, has revealed new information about the console, including the motivation behind removing backwards compatibility and using the new UI at 4K resolution. The interview’s in Japanese, but translations exist, though we cannot verify all the facts. We’ve summarised the main points below.
New PS4 Information:
my bad if this was posted alreayd in another thread
Thanks for sharing! This is very interesting. The PS4 is looking good but the only thing that disappoints me about it is that it's not backwards compatible but other than that, it looks good!
I wonder when they will show the console itself! lol
who cares if its back wards compatable. Just use your PS3. Not that hard of a problem to get around.
Well I care, having backwards compatibility perserve my library whenever my PS3 dies...
Interesting post. This line caught my eye though:
- Not all of the features mentioned by Sony will be available on the PS4 from Day One. Like the PS3, new features will be added overtime via Firmware Updates.
What kind of features do you all think this statement might include? Gaikai? Premium subscriptions? etc.?
Hopefully nothing too major gets pushed back from release day, but with this statement, it looks like they might.
I could careless. Once the next generation of systems come out I dont play the previous versions anymore. Just b/c its not BC does not mean that the older previous games can never be downloaded via the PSN and played that way.
They will show us the console at E3 June 11-13th.
I am curious to see if they can find some way to transfer PSN downloads to Gaikai or something. I wish they would at least release that add-on that they patented. I am keeping my PS3 but I don't want to have to buy another PS3 after my PS3 dies. I am already on my second PS3. I would not even mind paying extra to have backwards compatibility. Even though a big majority of people on this site are anti-backwards compatibility, it's still an important feature to me.
It's weird that they announce the PS4 without showing what it looks like. lol Does anyone know the price range of the PS4?
It's cool that the PS4 can charge controllers while it's off.